Geo4NIEM Enhances Geospatial Collaboration

Monday, August 19, 2013

The NIEM Program Management Office (PMO), in collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Department of Homeland Security, and the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), have partnered to enhance NIEM’s geospatial exchange capability through the Geo4NIEM initiative.

The goal of Geo4NIEM is to enhance the NIEM domain architecture for geospatial data by developing, testing, and documenting recommendations for embedding geography markup language (GML) within existing NIEM architecture. This enhanced geospatial capability within NIEM will enable the NIEM community to more effectively document and exchange critical geospatial information. 

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Engineering reports on recommended geospatial enhancements to NIEM and guidance on use of embedded GML and adapters will be completed in fall 2013. The NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) and the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) will perform a formal governance review of all recommendations prior to implementation.

For more information about Geo4NIEM, visit the OGC’s website.

Questions about Geo4NIEM? Contact us!​